Homosexual Left’s War On Religion
February 4, 2013 4 Comments
A baker in Oregon is facing the wrath of the state government Aaron Klein is a Christian who owns a bakery called Sweet Cakes. A lesbian couple wanted Klein to make a wedding cake for them but were refused when Klein cited his religious opposition to homosexual marriage. Rather than find another baker to bake a cake, the lesbians ran to the state government who are now threatening up to $50,000 in fines. It seems that the free exercise of religion ends when liberals don’t like the end result. Klein says he would rather lose his business than bake cakes for a wedding he religiously opposes.
This is the cutting edge of discrimination against Christians in our country. Under the banner of tolerance, state and local governments harass Christians who disagree with homosexual marriage. These lesbians aren’t content with having what they know is a bogus wedding, they want to destroy a Christian bakery in the process. These people could care less about the cake, this isn’t about cake. It’s about the left forcing it’s view on everyone else via law. If it was about cake, these lesbians would go to another baker. After all, who would want a cake from someone who didn’t want to make it? Especially when there are other bakers around. They don’t want cake, they want to shut down opposition via law.
If Oregon is successful, where does that leave the free exercise of religious faith? We could ask the same question if the Obama administration is successful in its birth control demands for health insurance policies at places like Hobby Lobby. We know the left doesn’t particularly care for religion, much less the free exercise of it. Their view of the free exercise clause is that exercising religion is something that takes place behind closed doors, in churches or perhaps in their dream world in closets. It isn’t something that is public, done in the town square or via a business. Obama’s attack on free exercise of religion coupled with Oregon’s make this abundantly clear.
If we cannot exercise our religious faith in our business then we lose the same rights that we would lose if the government banned religious faith altogether. These lesbians lose nothing by being denied sale of a cake at Sweet Cakes. There is nothing stopping them from going to another bakery. Surely in liberal Oregon there are dozens of bakers who would complete for a lesbian wedding cake. So while the lesbians are out nothing, they and the State of Oregon seek to take away from Klein a fundamental constitutional right. Make no mistake, this is their goal. They don’t want us to be able to freely exercise our faith so long as it stands in opposition to the left’s political agenda.
Klein may very well have a Supreme Court case if he can afford to pursue it. It is nothing short of outrageous that the free exercise of religion is being trampled on in the name of left-wing “tolerance.” The left wants to force everyone to support homosexual marriage and they’ll apparently go as far as to attempt to shut businesses down when they dare to disagree. The left’s war on religion has been made abundantly clear in the last year. We who are of faith must fight back against this infringement on our Constitutional rights. If we do not, we will lose our right to freely exercise our faith forever.